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BBVA Compass
Nelson Bradshaw
Northeast Florida Chief Executive Officer

Nelson Bradshaw is the NE Florida CEO for BBVA, USA. A graduate of LSU with a degree in Finance, he started his banking career 35 years ago with J.P. Morgan Chase in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has spent the last 26 years as a banker in Florida with SunTrust (now Truist) and BBVA. Bradshaw relocated to Jacksonville in September 2008 as the market executive, after holding the same position in Pensacola since 2001.He has held numerous civic leadership positions over the years including state board positions with the Florida Development Finance Corporation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Florida Bankers Association, and NAIOP. Local board positions include Association for Corporate Growth, Jacksonville Downtown Rotary, World Affairs Council, JAX Chamber of Commerce, Hubbard House Foundation, and UNF College of Business Advisory Board.

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Community First Credit Union
Sam Inman
Chief Financial Officer
Sam Inman has served as chief financial officer (CFO) of Community First Credit Union since 1993 and has been with the credit union since 1990. Inman is responsible for ensuring the healthy financial condition and viability of the credit union, while developing and implementing long-term strategies, policies and operating objectives. He has been instrumental in the growth of the credit union’s total assets from $156 million to $1.9 billion while improving key operating and efficiency ratios. He also serves as the credit union’s chief risk officer, responsible for assessing and mitigating risk, especially related to technology and cyber-attacks. As part of the executive team, he is responsible for guiding innovation and planning for the future of the financial services industry. He has led the credit union’s Branch Transformation Project, the most radical and comprehensive branch redesign and renovation in the organization’s history that seeks to align physical branches with the way people bank today.  Inman is active in the Northeast Florida community. He is a graduate of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2002.  He serves on the board of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida and previously served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. In 2014, Inman was named an “Ultimate CEO” by the Jacksonville Business Journal. A Jacksonville native, Inman earned an MBA from Brenau University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Florida.  

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Jason Parry
Chief Strategy Officer
Jason Parry has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, analyst, consultant, and executive. He has a long track record of helping companies better understand market conditions and developing effective strategies for success. Jason is currently one of the founding partners of Waybright, a consulting company focused on the acceleration and deployment of technological solutions for current energy, water and environmental crises. He was formerly the Chief Strategy Officer for Peerfit, a digital health tech company acquired by FitOn. Jason earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his MBA from the University of North Florida.

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Pincomb Group LLC
Myron Pincomb
Myron Pincomb is the founder of the Pincomb Group LLC., which advises and invests in companies in the fields of education, healthcare, and corporate learning. Myron has demonstrated a lifelong passion for business and education. As a successful entrepreneur and leader, his innovative ideas have enhanced teaching and learning in the U.S. and beyond. For nearly 20 years, Myron built and ran successful companies in the fields of industrial chemistry, technology, medicine, and education. In 1999, he founded Educational Tools Inc., which in a few short years grew from a small technology startup to a major player in digital curriculum for children with special needs, with a valuation of nearly $50 million. In 2013, Myron and his family established a foundation, Girls for Africa Inc., with the purpose of transforming the lives of orphans in Ghana, West Africa. The foundation helped build a STEM academy in Ghana which provided education for close to 500 children. A proud alum of UNF, Myron received a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry. Myron served as chairman of the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, the largest independent credentialing and continuing education organization with a focus on special needs. He is also a board member for UNF, Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, and the Jacksonville Zoological Society.

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Jim Stallings
Jim Stallings is an internationally recognized business leader, entrepreneur and investor who specializes in launching and scaling early-stage companies in areas of technology and ecommerce. Jim is the Founder and CEO of PS27 Ventures and has been involved in starting dozens of new ventures in FinTech, HealthTech and Software as a Service. He believes innovation should be viewed as the core offensive strategy of any company, "either disrupt of be disrupted.".  Jim's career spans over 30 years as IBM General Manager of several major lines of business including the company's $7-billion Linux software business, its intellectual property division with 39,000 patents and its $21-billion global hardware sales group. He started his business career as a data analyst in the Space Division at General Electric. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Naval Academy and served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is on the Board of Directors at Fidelity National Informations Systems (FIS), UGI Corporation (UGI) and Cannae Holdings, Inc. (CNNE). He also serves as a Trustee on the Folded Flag Foundation which provides scholarships to descendants of fallen warriors in the US Military. 

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Vystar Credit
David Walton
Senior Vice President
David Walton is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Services for VyStar Credit Union, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. David has 30 + years of experience in the banking industry with a specialization in Consumer and Small Business banking management. A strong believer in the fact that a foundation of strong and healthy small businesses leads to a strong and healthy community, David enjoys going the extra mile to help find solutions for Small Business needs. Anchored by his marriage to his wife Andrea for 37 years and his four daughters, David finds enjoyment in spending time with grand kids and fostering relationships with co-workers. A native of Jacksonville, David graduated from University of North Florida and thinks the NE Florida area is the hidden gem of Florida.